MG Motor gets go-ahead for MG Cyberster roadster production

The British SAIC brand MG Motor confirms that it will build the MG Cyberster in series. MG presented the electric roadster initially as a concept at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. MG Motors now confirmed the production plans not in Shanghai but through the Weibo account of the parent company SAIC. Apparently, preparations for […]

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New 500 drive review: The little e-car that could mark 300km

The design is vintage, the electric drive contemporary: The New 500 is Fiat’s farewell to the dogma that small cars must have an internal combustion engine. Our author Christoph M. Schwarzer considers the new Cinquecento far ahead of the electric car competition. * * * It is possible. Fiat made the New 500 also known […]

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Lucid Motors appoints ex-Waymo’s Sherry House as CFO

EV startup Lucid Motors has made Sherry House the new Chief Financial Officer. She comes from Google’s autonomous driving company Waymo. Lucid also appointed new specialists in software and information technology as well as marketing. Namely, the appointments include Margaret Burgraff as VP of Software Validation; Sanjay Chandra as VP of Information Technology; and Jeff […]

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Geely brand presents its first electric car as Zeekr 001

Geely’s premium electric brand Zeekr has officially unveiled its first model, the Zero Concept presented last year and now in the production version. Geely considers the Zeekr 001 an all-electric “shooting brake” ready to hit the markets in China this autumn. Geely envisions deliveries in other countries by 2022. The Zeekr electric car uses Geely’s […]

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Hyundai-Kia to launch one new energy vehicle a year in China

Hyundai and Kia announced a new strategy for e-mobility called ‘Rising Again, For China’. By 2030, the line-up in the People’s Republic will include 21 electrified models, including fuel cell and hybrid cars by both the Hyundai and Kia brands. The Hyundai Group will simultaneously reduce the combustion engine portfolio in China from 21 to […]

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Strategy brief: Nidec gears up European electric motor business

Japan’s Nidec Corporation opened new offices in Serbia in the city of Novi Sad today and is setting up two new factories. These however are just part of a wider network that is to bring Nidec at the forefront of the global electric car market. We took part in the wider strategy brief by Nidec. […]

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Norway registers 84.8% market share of plug-in cars in March

The Norwegian electric car market is en route to full recovery as sales of EVs remain strong and begin to surpass previous statistics. This March, electric vehicles accounted for 56% of all new car registrations, up 23.7% from the same month in 2020. In numbers, buyers in Norway bought 8,624 new electric passenger cars in […]

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BRP to electrify complete Powersports line-up

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) from Canada announces its decision to offer electric models in all product lines by the end of 2026. BRP is the maker of various Powersports machines, snowmobiles, watercraft, and offroad vehicles. BRP plans to invest $300 million over five years in product development, specialised equipment, infrastructure, production tooling, and facilities to […]

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Kia opens reservations of the all-electric Kia EV6 in the UK

Buyers in the UK may now reserve Kia’s new electric car, the EV6, ahead of deliveries beginning later in autumn. Pricing sets the EV outside the range of the plug-in car grant (PiCG) with even the baseline EV6 starting from £40,895 (47,925 euros). The sports-inspired EV6 GT-line models start from £43,895, while pricing for the […]

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Rosberg X Racing first Extreme-E winner in a storm of dust (video)

Nico Rosberg’s team won the first race in the Extreme E electric off-road racing series with Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor as drivers. In the lower ranks, the event in Saudi Arabia was marked by two accidents. Rosberg X Racing (RXR) won the first Extreme E race weekend in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, ahead of Andretti […]

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